<grifferz> I want some sort of silicone stopper thing to put on top of my pint glasses when I put them in the freezer, so it forces the water up the sides and freezes them in a goblet shape, thus increasing the surface area of the ice
<grifferz> the top could be elasticated to fit varying diameters of glass
<grifferz> basically imagine a dildo with an elasticated base
<grifferz> an ice-intruding dildo
<MurkyGoth> …yes, it’s another Friday night on #bitfolk
<Robert> grifferz: do all of your glasses have the same girth?
<grifferz> yes (I only have three)
<Robert> grifferz: do you put your glasses vertical or horizontal in the freezer?
* MurkyGoth doesn’t like the way this is heading…
<grifferz> you’re asking me how I orient a half full glass of water in the freezer?
<Robert> yes grifferz
<grifferz> get tae fuck
<Robert> presumably vertically…
<Robert> but you might do it diagonally
<MurkyGoth> Robert “The Mad Inventor” Leverington and Andy “One man, two cans” Smith
<Robert> anyway, my point is i reckon this might be something you could do on a 3d printer
<Robert> do it as an insert that you put the glass upside down on top of
<MurkyGoth> DO IT
<MurkyGoth> Go to the London Hackspace and print yourself out a dildo
<MurkyGoth> THE INTERNET DEMANDS IT
<plett> “Hi. Can I print an ice-dildo on your 3D printer?”
<Robert> this will seal the water in and should be safe to push it out if it expands too much
<grifferz> I think The Intruder™ would have to be made of a material that “gives” (steady, Dave2) otherwise you wouldn’t be able to withdraw it (matron) from the ice
<plett> I was expecting Dave2 to join in after: 21:02 <Robert> but you might do it diagonally
<Robert> grifferz: perhaps if you didn’t mind your Intruder being triangular you could design it such that it should be easy to pull out
<Robert> *pyramidical not triangular
<grifferz> hmm yes give it a notable camber..
<grifferz> I reckon ice would still grip it fairly strong
<MurkyGoth> Use a plastic cup of ice?
<grifferz> nice one, lateral thinking
<grifferz> little plastic cup with some ice cubes in..
<grifferz> let’s see if I can find one right now!
<grifferz> #BitFolk is doing science
<MurkyGoth> With beer
<MurkyGoth> The best kind of science
* MurkyGoth goes to solve the problems in the Middle East
<plett> It sounds like grifferz might actually want http://www.paramountzone.com/ice-tankard.htm
<find> plett: http://a.vu/9dix – Ice Tankard – Only £3.99 – Fast UK Delivery
<MurkyGoth> You must be new here
<MurkyGoth> On #bitfolk, one does not simply purchase the solution (for a reasonable sum of money)
<MurkyGoth> Channel rules demand time, effort and money are spent coming up with a plan which, at best, may only incidentally solve the original problem, and not very efficiently either
<MurkyGoth> (and for some reason, I just thought “Hmm, haven’t heard from so_solid_moo for a while…”)
<plett> In that case, the 3D printed ice dildo is clearly the best possible solution to the problem at hand
<MurkyGoth> I’ll ice dildo YOUR ha…never mind…
<grifferz> plett, nah, I want the ice in the drink as well (eventually)
<grifferz> I didn’t have any small plastic cups
<grifferz> so I cut the top off a small empty drink bottle and filled it with chick peas to weigh it down
<grifferz> my concern is that it will still be too hard to remove
<grifferz> I’ve taken a photo, hang on
<MurkyGoth> With the chickpeas removed, the soft plastic bottle should flex and be removable
<MurkyGoth> Failing that, fill plastic bottle with warm water, to melt the ice right next to the bottle, allowing the bottle to be removed
<grifferz> MurkyGoth, yeah that’s what I figured. might still try the small cup method though as it will be much faster to.. deploy
* MurkyGoth registers onemantwocups.com
I’ll let you know how it goes.
The first attempt worked fairly well. It was not possible to remove the bottle from the ice without filling it with some warm water for a few seconds. I think this was probably because the bottle had a very slight bulge at the bottom.
It would be hard to find a perfectly cylindrical or even tapering plastic bottle, so I will next try the original plastic cup suggestion.